Posts Tagged ‘drink’

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Posted: August 17, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Indian Food, Smoothie
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Recipe Yields: 2 Servings

Mango Lassi

Lassi(Pronounce Lah-see) is popular yogurt based drink which is almost like smoothie texture originated in the northern part of india.  Traditionally lassi is prepared by blending yogurt with salt and some spices. There is sweeter version of lassi as well but I like to make mango lassi often whenever I get fresh mangoes. Lassi is served chilled and its such a refreshing drink in hot summer days. My mom would make simple sweet version of lassi sometimes with nuts like pistachios, cashews and almonds.  It’s such an easy and quick drink to put together and enjoy without adding any calories.

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

 

So, here goes the recipe:

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup fresh chopped mango
  • 1 cup low-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup 2%  low-fat milk
  • dash of ground cardamom powder
  • 2 teaspoon  grated pistachios
  • 4 strands of saffron

Blend Mango pieces with milk and yogurt in a blender until completely puree. Add honey, cardamom powder and process until smooth. Garnish with grated pistachios and couple of strands of saffron and serve chilled.

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

Mango Lassi/Mango Smoothie

 

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Mango-Pineapple Juice

Posted: July 21, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Juice/cooler
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Recipe Yields: 3 servings

Mango-Pineapple Juice

The fruit mango needs no introduction, everyone knows what mango is and everybody indulges themselves with its deliciousness once in a while. In India during the mango season you will get to see different varieties of this fruit in market. And you cannot pass through without buying some. Sometimes it happens that both mom and dad gets some kilos. In hindi we call this Aam and it is also referred to as phaloo ka badshah which literally means king of fruits.

I had some mangoes and pineapple lying on counter for couple of days , So thought of make this refreshing drink which is very simple yet tastes divine with the taste of this fruits together. In every sip you will smell and taste the mangoes and pineapple..Ahh just awesome.

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Mango-Pineapple Juice

For the juice:

  • 1 large ripen Mango, peeled and diced in cubes
  • 1 medium-sized sweet pineapple, peeled and diced in cubes
  • 1 tablespoon sugar( you can adjust depending upon how sweet the fruit is)
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1/2 cup water

Grind all the ingredients mentioned above and serve with some ice cubes on top and enjoy.

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Mango-Pineapple Juice

Kiwi Cooler

Posted: June 9, 2010 by incidentalcooksuman in Juice/cooler
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Recipes Yields: 3 Servings

Kiwi Cooler

As the summer is here we get to treat us with refreshing drinks. I am going to make this juice with 7 up soda as I thought it will give a wonderful refreshness to the juice.

Kiwi fruit is rich in vitamin C, vitamin E and small amount of Vitamin A. When cut open it looks beautiful, sometimes I just scoop out the flesh and eat it but in order to eat that it has to be little ripen so that it tastes sweet.

Coming back to the recipe for the juice:

Kiwi Fruit

Kiwi Fruit

Ingredients:

  • 3 ripen kiwi, scoop out the flesh
  • 1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 can of 7 up soda

Blend Kiwi, orange juice and honey. Fill the serving glass with half of this Juice and top it off with 7-up soda and serve.

Kiwi Cooler

Kiwi Cooler